Megachurch pastor resigns after admitting affair
(CNN) — The senior pastor of a Florida megachurch has stepped down amid reports that he cheated on his wife.
Bob Coy resigned from Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale, “after confessing to a moral failing in his life, which disqualifies him from continuing his leadership role at the church he has led since its founding in 1985,” the church said on Sunday.
Coy, 58, confessed Wednesday to church leaders that he cheated on his wife, CNN affiliate WPLG reported. A board meeting was reportedly called the next day, when he resigned.
“Pastor Bob will be focusing his full attention on his personal relationship with God and with his family. The governing board of the church is providing counselors and ministers who will help guide him through the process of full repentance, cleansing and restoration,” the statement said.
Calvary is one of the largest churches in Florida, with some 20,000 members who worship in 10 locations across the state.